Siena Women’s Tennis came away with a 4-3 tightly contested win against the University of Rhode Island from the A10.
“After looking sluggish yesterday it was nice to see the girls come out with a lot of energy and played hard all afternoon,” said Head Coach Jeff Osborn. “I was also happy to see Kylie battle to win the match for us today under a lot of pressure from a girl with one of the best forehands I have ever seen. We have battled injuries this season and today was no exception but today was a great team win.”
In doubles, Siena won easily on courts 2 and 3 before dropping court 1. However, the duo pairs of Anessa Leyva and Ann Phillips at doubles two and Ivana Boberic and Juliana Goehner at doubles three had already clinched the Saints doubles point to give them a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
In singles, Siena started strong winning court 4. Nanea Perkins won in straight sets to put Siena up 2-0. Goehner was not far behind as she won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 at singles six for a 3-0 Siena lead. URI was then able to take the next three points to tie the match at three leaving the deciding point at singles two where freshman Kylie Mullaney was playing. Mullaney had won the first set 7-5, dropped the second 6-4 and turned it right back around to take the final set 6-4 to give Siena their sixth win of the season.
Up next for the Saints ia a three-game road trip in Pennsylvania where Siena will take on Bucknell, Lafayette and Lehigh beginning first with Bucknell on March 2 at 2 p.m.